Special Education Child Find Public Notice

Pleasanton USD #344 and the East Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative (ECKSEC) work together to identify every student, ages birth through 21, living within the district boundaries, that has developmental delays or maybe in need of special education. Child Find in Kansas involves an early childhood screening process for children from birth to age 5, and a general education intervention process for children from kindergarten through age 21. Our school and special education cooperative in conjunction with parents use these processes to locate, evaluate, and identify children who may need special education services and supports. If you have a child or know of a child who you think has development delays or special needs, contact Linda Lloyd, School Psychologist at 913-352-8531 or the ECKSEC at 913-294-2303.

Areas of special education include: birth through age two (infant-toddler), early childhood – disability, developmentally delayed, visual impairments including blindness, hearing impairments including deafness, deafblindness, autism, traumatic brain injury, emotional disturbance, specific learning disabilities, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, speech or language impairments, and gifted. Parents are advised that all special education services are designed to offer the utmost in educational opportunities for each qualifying student, as well as to provide assistance and support in the areas of physical, mental, emotional, and social growth. State and federal laws are followed in providing each student with a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. If you have a child or know of a child who may need special education services please notify the school district or the ECKSEC.